Designing and Delivering Impact in Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences - 13-03-17
Venue: CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27a
1:10 Introduction and welcome
Prof. Patrick O’Donovan, Head of CACSSS
Dr. Helena Buffery Acting Vice Head of Research CACSSS
1.15 – 2:45 Impact Case Studies - International examples
Chair - Prof. Paul Hegarty - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures & ARIC, UCC
- Dr. Johan Robberecht– Universite libre de Bruxelles & the H2020 project ENLIGHTEN - European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times: the role of European Networks (TBC)
IMPACT-EV FP7: Analysing impacts of SSH research
- Dr. Esther Oliver – University of Barcelona and FP7 project IMPACT-EV – Evaluating the Impact and Outcomes of EU-SSH Research
Languages and transnational practice
- Prof. Derek Duncan - Dept of Italian, University of St Andrews
2:45 – 3:00 Coffee
3:00 – 4:30 Impact Case Studies - National examples
Chair- Prof. Fred Powell, School of Applied Social Studies and IUA Community Engagement Steering Committee Member
Impact case studies from NUI Galway
· Prof. Dan Carey - Moore Institute NUI Galway and Irish Humanities Alliance
Measuring research impact beyond publications
- Liam Cleere – Senior Manager Research Reporting and Analytics, UCD Research and Innovation
Planning for Impact
- Sarah Bowman, Director of Public Engagement, TCD EngAGE - Centre for Research in Ageing
4:30-4:55 Roundtable discussion:
Sarah Bowman has served as Director of Public Engagement at Trinity College’s Centre for Research in Ageing (Trinity EngAGE), The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), and Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James's Hospital since 2014. She has assisted researchers in crafting public involvement plans and impact frameworks for research projects including: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing; the Road Safety Authority Education and Outreach Campaign; the Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme Mental Health Videos; the EIT Health Knowledge and Innovation Community; the Global Brain Health Institute; and the EngAGE with Science Programme) as well as others. To engage stakeholders, she has led event planning and facilitation including: the Irish Universities Association Engaged Research Report Launch; Celebrating 10 Years of TILDA; the UCC Engaged Research Consultation; the Michael Longley Public Lecture; and the TILDA Conference Evidence for Policymakers. Ms. Bowman has managed community outreach and education initiatives including the Falls and Syncope Unit International Training; the Universal Design Innovation Showcase; the FutureLearn Massive Open Online Course Strategies for Successful Ageing; and the EngAGE With Science NanoWow Programme. She was a lead author of the Engaged Research Report: Society & Higher Education Working Together to Address Grand Societal Challenges and her Engaged Research Framework has been endorsed by major funders and the Irish Universities Association. Ms. Bowman has eighteen years of experience as a public engagement specialist. She guides teams, ensuring that programme work plans and products advance initiatives. She builds coalitions with diverse stakeholders, including members of the public, researchers, governmental agencies, civil society organisations and industry leaders to improve public and patient involvement in research. She builds educational tools and outreach programmes to empower coalitions as they share findings and channel recommendations into next steps. Working with more than 1,200 communities, She has managed a wide range of engagement projects ranging from single-day workshops to multi-year projects, in addition to developing educational tools for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, AARP, Federal Highway Administration Transportation Research Board, Quebec Ministry of Health, Abu Dhabi Municipality, National Association of Realtors, and others. She has edited publications on community engagement for The New York Times, Men’s Health Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, ITE Journal, Michigan Municipal League, Better! Cities & Towns and Unleash Magazine. In 2009, she co-founded the 501c3 non-profit organization, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. Prior to this, she led community engagement activities at the University of Notre Dame, working with land owners during campus expansion of facilities and ensuring proactive environmental stewardship to protect sensitive areas.
Daniel Carey is Director of the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway and former chair of the Irish Humanities Alliance (2014-16). He is a board member of the Irish Research Council. His research investigates early modern travel, intellectual history, and history of science.
Liam Cleere joined University College Dublin (UCD) in September 2005 and is a Senior Manager for Research Analytics and Reporting. His primary role is leading the Research Analytics team to provide the best research systems and information to UCD’s research community. He also manages the research impact programme at UCD. He is a proven, innovative professional with 10 years of experience in research information systems, strategic planning and business intelligence. In addition, he has over 10 years management consulting and project management experience in Ireland and overseas. Prior to UCD, he held various positions at Deloitte, Accenture & Rolls-Royce & Bentley motorcars. He holds Masters of Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering degrees.
Esther Oliver is a professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Deputy Editor of the International Sociology journal. Researcher of the FP6 INCLUD-ED and the FP7 IMPACT-EV. Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick (2006-2008), and Guest Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen (2007). Her work has been published in journals like Qualitative Inquiry, the British Journal of Sociology of Education, Teachers College Records, among others.